YA Book of The Day:
“An astonishing novel. Were Terry Pratchett not demonstratively a master craftsman already, The Amazing Maurice might be considered his masterpiece.” —Neil Gaiman
The Amazing Maurice runs the perfect Pied Piper scam. This streetwise alley cat knows the value of cold, hard cash and can talk his way into and out of anything. But when Maurice and his cohorts decide to con the town of Bad Blinitz, it will take more than fast talking to survive the danger that awaits.
For this is a town where food is scarce and rats are hated, where cellars are lined with deadly traps, and where a terrifying evil lurks beneath the hunger-stricken streets….
Set in bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett’s beloved Discworld, this masterfully crafted, gripping read is both compelling and funny. When one of the world’s most acclaimed fantasy writers turns a classic fairy tale on its head, no one will ever look at the Pied Piper—or rats—the same way again!
This book’s feline hero was first mentioned in the Discworld novel Reaper Man and stars in the movie version of his adventure, The Amazing Maurice, featuring David Tenant, Emma Clarke, Hamish Patel, and Hugh Laurie. Fans of Maurice will relish the adventures of Tiffany Aching, starting with The Wee Free Men and A Hat Full of Sky!
Carnegie Medal Winner * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age * VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror * Book Sense Pick
Today’s Book of The Day is sponsored by this week’s Kids’ eBook of The Week:
Are you always helping picky eaters in your home? Is meal-time always a battle? Let the Dinner Fairy cast a spell on your kids so they don’t run the risk of Growing Down Instead of Up!
Emerson and Griffin hate dinner – they are fussy eaters that have much more fun away from the table. They’ll never eat their food despite Mom and Dad telling them how important it is to help them grow big and strong.
That’s until they receive a mysterious visit from the Dinner Fairy, who warns them:
“Little ones need food to grow and milk to drink from cups.
For every meal you DON’T eat well, you’ll grow DOWN instead of UP!”
Not convinced, they test her theory with disastrous results. What has the Dinner Fairy done and can they work out how to get themselves back to their real size?
Author Adrienne Rogers has turned her dinner time frustrations into a beautiful and hilarious rhyming picture book perfect for helping picky eaters consider being brave with food. Growing Down Instead of Up stands nicely alongside iconic books for picky eaters like Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and bestseller My Magical Foods by Becky Cummings, with its different approach to helping fussy eaters.
Trying new foods and encouraging healthy eating for kids with a “I choose to try again” attitude is important in every home. So read Growing Down Instead of Up and bring peace and healthy eating to your dinner table.